# Mega-Sena 2493 accumulates and the prize rises to R\$ 80 million; see numbers

Nobody got the six scores right in the Mega-Sena contest 2493, which was held today (22) by Caixa Econômica Federal. The numbers drawn were 04-09-37-43-44-56. With that, the prize accumulated and is estimated at R\$ 80 million for the next draw.

According to Caixa, 149 lucky ones hit the corner and will receive R\$ 34,422.27 each. Another 9,549 marked the court and will receive R\$ 767.30 each.

### When will the next Mega-Sena draw be?

Contest 2494 is scheduled for next Saturday (25). The event will start at 8 pm (Brasilia time) and will be broadcast live on the internet, on Caixa’s official YouTube channel, and with the possibility of simultaneous exhibition by RedeTV! (the official lottery calendar no longer informs in advance which draw will be shown on open TV, always being one per day).

### How do I participate in the next Mega-Sena draw?

You need to place a bet of six to 15 numbers at the credential lotteries by Caixa, or on the bank’s special lottery website. All bets registered until 19:00 on the day of the draw participate in the next contest.

### How much does it cost to bet on Mega-Sena?

It depends on how many numbers you intend to put in the game. The minimum bet now costs BRL 4.50, and you have the right to choose six tens from 1 to 60. If you want to place an extra number to increase your chances of winning, the price of the game goes up to BRL 31.50. In the most expensive scenario, with 15 numbers on the wheel, the bet costs BRL 22,522.50.

## What were the biggest prizes of regular Mega-Sena contests?

• 2,150, 5/11/2019, 1 winning bet; total prize: BRL 289.4 million
• 2237, 2/27/2020; two winning bets; total prize: BRL 211.6 million
• 1,764, 11/25/2015; 1 winning bet; total prize: BRL 205.3 million
• 1,772, 12/22/2015; two winning bets; total prize: BRL 197.4 million
• 2,463, 03/19/2022; two winning bets; total prize: BRL 189.3 million
• 1,655, 11/22/2014; two winning bets; total prize: BRL 135.3 million
• 2161, 6/19/2019; 1 winning bet; total prize: BRL 124.2 million
• 2,189, 9/18/2019: 1 winning bet; total prize: BRL 120 million
• 1220, 10/6/2010; 1 winning bet; total prize: BRL 119.1 million
• 1,486, 05/31/2022; 1 winning bet; total prize: BRL 117.5 million
• 1,575, 2/19/2014; 1 winning bet; total prize: BRL 111.5 million

### And what are my chances of winning the Mega-Sena?

This also varies depending on the number of tens in your bet. With the smallest (R\$ 4.50), with six numbers, the chance of hitting all the balls drawn and winning the biggest prize is one in 50,063,860. Playing an extra ten (R\$ 31.50), the probability increases. It becomes one in 7,151,980. Whoever is willing to pay more than R\$ 22,500 on the bet with 15 tens will have a chance in 10,003 to snag it all and become a millionaire.

### How does the pool that Caixa sells at lottery outlets work?

These sweepstakes are organized by Caixa’s accredited lottery outlets. These are group bets with a minimum price stipulated at R\$10 in the case of Mega-Sena. The minimum mandatory fee per participant is R\$ 5. In this modality, there may be an additional service fee of 35% of the quota value. The Mega-Sena pool allows from two to 100 shares. In each pool, it is possible to place ten different bets.